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#606 : Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan

#606 : Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan

Nico July 4, 2020 0

Idea #605 – Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan The Besshatyr necropolis is the main ethnographic and archaeological site of the Altyn Emel Nature Park. Besshatyr is a burial place of the

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#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

Nico July 3, 2020 0

Idea #634 – Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand Shah-e-Zindeh (Persian: شاه زنده, meaning “living king”) is a necropolis northeast of Samarkand, made up of many mausoleums, the oldest of which

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# 280: Exploring the tomb of Philip of Macedon

# 280: Exploring the tomb of Philip of Macedon

Nico June 28, 2020 0

Idea # 280 – Exploring the royal tumulus of Vergina in Greece The antique city of Vergina, situated on the north foothills of the massif of Piérie, was identified with certainty as being the

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#495 : Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz

#495 : Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz

Nico June 25, 2020 0

Idea #495 – Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz The cemetery of Noradouz, is the most famous Armenian cemetery for “khatchkars”.  A khatchkars, also spelt khachkar or xac’ k’ ar (in Armenian : “Stone with

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# 324: Exploring the Neolithic Heart of Orkney

# 324: Exploring the Neolithic Heart of Orkney

Nico May 28, 2020 0

Idea # 324 – Visit the archaeological sites of Orkney Islands The Orkney Islands are situated in 15 km in the North of the Scottish coast. The group of monuments, forming the Neolithic heart

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#579 : Following the path of the Pilgrims from the High-Place of the Sacrifice to Petra’s Treasury

#579 : Following the path of the Pilgrims from the High-Place of the Sacrifice to Petra’s Treasury

Nico May 22, 2020 0

Idea #579 – Following the path of the Pilgrims of the High-Place of the Sacrifice to Petra’s Treasury There are several “high-places” in Petra, which are open-air sacrificial sites, dominating the antique city. The

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#587: Exploring the megaliths of Armorique

#587: Exploring the megaliths of Armorique

Nico April 12, 2020 0

Idée #587 – Visiter la zone mégalithique du Golfe du Morbihan The site of Carnac was probably occupied since the 5th millennium BC, in a continuous way. The megalithic alignments of Carnac, counting 2934

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#318: Visiting the Kings of Spain’s Pantheon

#318: Visiting the Kings of Spain’s Pantheon

Nico March 16, 2020 0

Idée #317 – Visiting the royal palace of Escurial The royal site of Saint-Laurent-de-l’Escurial (in Castillan: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial) is situated in 45 km in the Northwest of Madrid.

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#437 : Meeting the King Bluetooth, foundator of the realm of Denmark

#437 : Meeting the King Bluetooth, foundator of the realm of Denmark

Nico February 9, 2020 0

Idea #437 : Visiting the tumuli of Jelling Situated in the center of the peninsula of Jutland, Jelling was a royal monument under the reign of Gorm and his son Harald, know Under the nickname ” blue

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# 203: Exploring the necropolis of the Ming

# 203: Exploring the necropolis of the Ming

Nico December 27, 2019 0

Idea # 203: Visit the necropolis of the Ming Emperors The dynasty of the Ming, which reigned over China between 1368 and 1644, made build real ” subterranean palaces “, intended according to the

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#634 : Visiting the necropolis of Tamerlane in Samarkand

#634 : Visiting the necropolis of Tamerlane in Samarkand

Nico November 19, 2019 0

Idea #634 – Visiting the necropolis of Tamerlane in Samarkand The Gour Emir (Persian: گور امیر) is a mausoleum located in Samarkand, burial place of Amir Timour, said Tamerlan (“the lame”), and his descendants.

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# 193: Exploring the tomb of the first emperor

# 193: Exploring the tomb of the first emperor

Nico October 4, 2019 0

Idea # 193: Exploring the tomb of China’s first emperor in Xi’an  In the East of Xi An, the former capital of China, rises the isolated and doubtless never raped tumulus of the first emperor

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#480 : Exploring the Diri Baba’s mausoleum in Azerbaijan

#480 : Exploring the Diri Baba’s mausoleum in Azerbaijan

Nico July 28, 2019 0

Idea #480 : Exploring the Diri Baba’s mausoleum in Azerbaijan Diri Baba’ mausoleum is a site of pilgrimage very well known in Azerbaijan. Placed in front of an antique cemetery, the mausoleum is situated on the road,

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#466 : Visiting the Danish Kings’ Graves in Roskilde

#466 : Visiting the Danish Kings’ Graves in Roskilde

Nico July 21, 2019 0

Idea #466 – Visiting the Danish Kings’ Graves in Roskilde The cathedral of the Holy Trinity of Roskilde is an ancient memorial and a Danish royal necropolis. She was the only one of Seeland

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#602 : Making the tour of the biggest Cairn of Europe in Barnenez in Brittany

#602 : Making the tour of the biggest Cairn of Europe in Barnenez in Brittany

Nico June 8, 2019 0

Idea #602 – Making the tour of the biggest Cairn of Europe in Barnenez in Brittany The cairn of Barnenez (Kerdi Bras in Breton) is a megalithic monument of the Neolithic, in the municipality

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